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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    72 walnut.


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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    That's a beaut, and a real "period piece" between the mini-hums with goof hiders and the walnut. Gibson went through a walnut "phase" right about that time. How does it sound?

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  3. #123

    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    rippiNG

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Wow, LOVE that LP!

    When I decided to get my plain old 3 pu black/gold LP Custom, I agonized over which version to get. Since I was only going to have one guitar, I ultimately decided that I wanted as 'traditional' of a Les Paul as I could get, which meant a block inlay, ebony fretboard, 'regular' custom.

    If I'd have had the money to get more than one, I would have wanted, for sure, a maple boarded LP, 'cause I thought they looked SO cool (especially in the '78 Gibson catalogue!) or another once I really loved, which was the Artisan, with that curlicue fretboard and headstock inlay...

    In any event, your LP is just lovely!!!!!!

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  5. #125

    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    sweet and sweet!

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    1973 probably started life as a deluxe, when I got it in 1980 I don't think it had one original part. Plays great a little heavy

    if you can still hear the wife and kids, you need a bigger amp

  8. #128

    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Womack View Post
    That's a beaut, and a real "period piece" between the mini-hums with goof hiders and the walnut. Gibson went through a walnut "phase" right about that time. How does it sound?

    Bob
    It sounds great.Its from a run of 111.The mini;s dont have the bottom end of full size humbuckers,but are always tight and articulate.like half way between a humbucker and a P90.

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Very cool indeed!

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Wot's that? A '71 custom with the logo pickup covers? Oh, ay, vurry noice.

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  12. #132

    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    All three look very nice.

  13. #133

    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    '79 and '84


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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Cool... I mean Tool guitars man


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    Quote Originally Posted by shred View Post
    Cool... I mean Tool guitars man

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    What pup's are you running in the bridge... SD JB's a la Adam Jones?
    Last edited by shred; 08-07-12 at 01:22 PM.


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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Quote Originally Posted by shred View Post
    What pup's are you running in the bridge... SD JB's a la Adam Jones?
    Bare Knuckle Holy Diver set in the '79. Stock Tim Shaws in the '84. But I have a set of Black Dogs on the way I'm gonna try out. I've had a JB in there for a few years and I was tired of it. The Holy Divers are everything good about the JB, but none of the stuff I hated. It's a great pickup. Tool is my favorite band, but I'm not out to copy Adam Jones. I just really like the silverburst and the Diezel is one of my fav amps. But my sound is nothing like Adam's.


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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    I've never been crazy about Tools studio sound, but loved Adam's crushing live rhythm tones on the Lateralus & 10,000 days tour... Love JB's in a Norlin LP


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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Yeah, his live sound when was using just the Marshall is killer.

    YouTube "Tool JC Dobbs" and thank me later.

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Quote Originally Posted by FourT6and2 View Post
    Yeah, his live sound when was using just the Marshall is killer.

    YouTube "Tool JC Dobbs" and thank me later.
    Love Tool... Awesome show...

    Digging the raw JB/Silverburst/Marshall tones from this clip:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCGyeKMP8tw


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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Quote Originally Posted by shred View Post
    Love Tool... Awesome show...

    Digging the raw JB/Silverburst/Marshall tones from this clip:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCGyeKMP8tw
    Yep, killer sound.

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Last edited by donw35; 05-28-15 at 03:43 PM.

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    1975 Deluxe in Wine:



    1970 (stripped) SG Special (this guitar KILLS):


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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Quote Originally Posted by marantz1300 View Post
    72 walnut.

    That looks to be a MAPLE top with a WALNUT finish. Rare, I've never seen one before. More common on the ES models. Gibson used Walnut stain for the backs of some Les Pauls, and for the all mahogany Recording models. But Walnut finished tops on Lesters are rare, rare, rare. There also are some Cherry Red ones from the same time period.
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  25. #145

    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Its 1 of 111.I thought it had a Walnut top on a mahogany pancake body.I'll have to find out .

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    You can clearly see the grain of the wood. That is Eastern Maple. Walnut is a very distinctive wood and has a different grain. I think yours is beautiful! Never saw that finish on a Lester until the Artisans, which were walnut stained. You should be able to see it from the control cavity and maybe the pickup routs. It does appear to be a sprayed on color, much like the cherry red ones, as opposed to a stain, which is what they usually did. That would make it even more rare, IMO.

    There was a thread about the later THE PAUL Issue which is indeed Walnut wood. If you check out the photos you should see the difference.
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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    '79 The Paul, my current #1...freaking amazing.




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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    that neck pickup looks like it got left out in the rain or beer soaked

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Quote Originally Posted by donw35 View Post
    that neck pickup looks like it got left out in the rain or beer soaked
    Yeah...I took the pole screws out and cleaned them up a bit as well as the slugs. I got it from the original owner that played the crap out of it down here in Jax. The bridge pup quit and so he dropped in a 500T which I am going to change out with another T top. The original Nashville was so rusted that I put on a new one. He also put on a chrome pickguard which was screwed on and then I had to pry it off. The thing looks like hell but just plays and sounds amazing.

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    1970 Les Paul Deluxe, 9 lb. 2 oz.; pro-refret; bridge/neck mini-hum = 6.85 K ohms/7.25 K ohms; serial No. 9506XX


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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Sweet guitar
    Quote Originally Posted by marshall1987 View Post
    1970 Les Paul Deluxe, 9 lb. 2 oz.; pro-refret; bridge/neck mini-hum = 6.85 K ohms/7.25 K ohms; serial No. 9506XX



  32. #152

    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    That's what I wanted,a Gold Top.Great carve.

  33. #153

    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    1971 , Standard 58.
    Goldtop with abr and stoptail.
    Featherweight, 8.1/4 lb. very resonant. Really has that "old wood" tone.

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Quote Originally Posted by marshall1987 View Post
    1970 Les Paul Deluxe, 9 lb. 2 oz.; pro-refret; bridge/neck mini-hum = 6.85 K ohms/7.25 K ohms; serial No. 9506XX


    Those are my favorites. Kalamazoo made early 70's Les Paul Deluxe are just tits! I always have had at least one since the early 70's. I can't help it but I always put P90's in the Goldtops, which is what I have now. I leave the sunburst ones with the mini hums on as I really like the tone of those little monsters. That is one clean machine brother!
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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    Those are my favorites. Kalamazoo made early 70's Les Paul Deluxe are just tits! I always have had at least one since the early 70's. I can't help it but I always put P90's in the Goldtops, which is what I have now. I leave the sunburst ones with the mini hums on as I really like the tone of those little monsters. That is one clean machine brother!
    Thanks Big Al. After seeing Barry Bailey (ARS) in the late 70's I was sold on these early Les Paul Deluxes'. His guitar tone was simply magical through a 50 watt Marshall half-stack. I dig the mini hums for what they are. BTW with the exception of a pro-refret, the guitar is completely original, unmolested down to the solder joints!
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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Quote Originally Posted by marshall1987 View Post
    Thanks Big Al. After seeing Barry Bailly (ARS) in the late 70's I was sold on these early Les Paul Deluxes'. His guitar tone was simply magical through a 50 watt Marshall half-stack. I dig the mini hums for what they are. BTW with the exception of a pro-refret, the guitar is completely original, unmolested down to the solder joints!
    Yeah, I really should refret mine. I find that some nice 6100's do the job for me. I usually keep my Deluxes stock, and for the most part mine is, but I just can't seem to resist putting P90's in the Goldtops. I need to find another so I can have the Mini Hum thing again. When I can post photo's I'll show mine. Barry was a great exponent of the Deluxe tone. Makes me crave some Champagne Jam!!!
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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    A couple of deluxes sunbathing in Bermuda..75,78.

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    My '72 Limited Edition '54 that I've had since '73:





    My '76 Deluxe that I've had since around '77:

    This is what it originally looked like (photo courtesy of Ludlow Guitars, NYC):



    This what it looked like for the last 35 years or so after I had mods done shortly after I bought it:





    This is what it looks like today after I had Bare Knuckles PG Blues installed and "Reflectors" put on:

    Midnight Blues

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    I like this look, hows it play ? same frets

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    [QUOTE=donw35;2416808]I like this look, hows it play ? same frets/QUOTE]

    Very nicely Don, thanks! Yes, the same frets. I have one or two in the upper register that need to be changed, but I think I'm going to wait a while longer and get them all done.
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